M Canary Wharf will open on Wednesday 6 July
Bookings are open now
Address: Bank St, London E14 4BJ
About Martin Williams and Rare Restaurants Ltd.
Martin Williams entered the restaurant industry in his teens whilst a drama student in North Yorkshire and quickly climbed the ranks through front of house roles. Following his early career as an actor, Martin worked in General Manager positions at WokWok, Zizzi and Christopher’s Covent Garden before joining Gaucho in 2005. He worked his way up to leave as Managing Director of the group nine years later. During his time at the brand, Martin oversaw its growth to 16 restaurants in the UK. Martin launched M restaurants in 2014, growing the business to 150 staff and generating a turnover in excess of £8 Million. In 2018 Martin returned to Gaucho to take over the company as CEO, following its period of administration in the years after he left. He brought the M and Gaucho brands together under a new company, Rare Restaurants Ltd. Martin now heads up a new leadership team, overseeing the company’s growth in 2019, and further expansion in 2022.
About Mike Reid
Mike Reid begun his culinary career working at St James’s In & Out Club then The Royal Air Force Club, before a series of formative apprenticeships including Le Gavroche and Restaurant Gordon Ramsay. In April 2007, Mike joined the team at Gaucho restaurants. He was swiftly promoted to the position of Executive Chef for the entire Gaucho group. In 2013, Mike travelled to Australia, spending six months undertaking stages at some of Melbourne’s most celebrated restaurants, before opening French-Vietnamese Jardin Tan with Shannon Bennet in 2014. The same year, Mike opened the first M Restaurant, before returning to London full time in 2015 to open the second site in Victoria. Mike has made a name for himself on TV, appearing on the likes of Ch4 Sunday Brunch, BBC Great British Menu, BBC MasterChef, Ch4 Tricks of the Restaurant Trade, ITV Saturday Morning with James Martin and the recently relaunched BBC Ready Steady Cook. Mike holds the position of Culinary Director of Rare Restaurants Ltd, including both Gaucho and M Restaurants.
About Impact Manager Alyson Parkes
Alyson studied Environmental Sustainability at the University of Leeds before taking on a position with the Sustainable Restaurant Association, where she worked with restaurants to assess their operations and research sustainability innovations. She went on to work for Mintel in a role covering packaging and sustainability reports, before returning to university to study for a Masters in Food Culture Communication and Marketing in Italy, at the university founded by the Slow Food Movement. Returning to London, Alyson worked in various sustainability and charity roles before joining Rare Restaurants as Impact Manager in 2021, where she manages the brands roadmap to running carbon net zero venues by 2030.
For more information about M’s Impact strategy visit: mrestaurants.co.uk/impact | mrestaurants.co.uk/news-events/
About Canary Wharf Group:
Canary Wharf Group (CWG) is the developer of the largest urban regeneration project in Europe. CWG develops, manages and currently owns interests in approximately 9 million square feet of mixed-use space and over 1,100 Build to Rent apartments.
CWG is the largest sustainable developer in the UK and also excels operationally as it purchases 100% electricity from renewable sources since 2012 and zero waste to landfill since 2009.
CWG has created a 24/7 city where people can live, work and thrive on the Canary Wharf estate and enjoy all the benefits: great transport links, access to green spaces and waterside living; and a wide range of amenities including an award-winning arts and events programme. Canary Wharf’s retail offering comprises over 300 shops, including grocery stores, pharmacies, health clubs, bars and restaurants, all within 15 minutes’ walk.
The Company’s current £2bn construction activity and pipeline includes more than 500k sq ft NIA of commercial properties and over 2,300 new homes for sale and rent.
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Twitter: @YourCanaryWharf / @CanaryWharfGrp / @Level39CW / @Wood_Wharf
Vertus is part of the Canary Wharf Group. Over the last 30 years the Group has serviced the world’s blue-chip corporate and retail tenants whilst undertaking the design, construction and management of the ever-growing Estate.
Canary Wharf Group has built this reputation by providing exceptional service through estate management, building management, public space management and security.
Canary Wharf’s new neighbourhood, Wood Wharf, will provide up to 3,600 new homes, 2m sq ft of office space, 350,000 sq ft of retail and leisure space and over nine acres of public spaces, squares and parks. There will also be a GP surgery and a two-form primary school for 420 children.
Vertus manage all aspects of the build-to-rent developments on the Estate. The Vertus portfolio currently consists of three buildings, 10 George Street, 8 Water Street and Newfoundland, totalling 1,137 build-to-rent residential apartments.
Vertus manage the residential leasing and management of the buildings and the individual apartments. Vertus are dedicated to meeting the needs of their customers and residents by providing a superlative service, 24 hours a day and 365 days per year.